Kings Lead Rangers 3-0 After Two Periods in Stanley Cup Game 3Rob Gloster
The Los Angeles Kings scored on three of their 13 shots and took a 3-0 lead against the host New York Rangers in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals.
The Kings already lead two games to none in the best-of-seven National Hockey League championship series after a pair of overtime wins in Los Angeles.
Game 4 is set for June 11, also at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Jeff Carter opened the scoring with less than a second left in the first period when he flipped a wrist shot past Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist just before the horn sounded to end the period. It was Carter’s 10th goal of the 2014 playoffs.
The Kings made it 2-0 about four minutes into the second period on a power-play goal by defenseman Jake Muzzin. Los Angeles built its lead to 3-0 with less than three minutes left in the period when Mike Richards tried to pass the puck across the goal mouth, only to have it deflect off Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh and right back to Richards with an open net.
The Rangers outshot the Kings 17-8 in the second period, but could not get the puck past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, who grew up in Milford, Connecticut, about 70 miles (113 kilometers) northeast of Madison Square Garden.